Monday, April 7, 2014

Vast opportunities to promote livestock, Halal products in Punjab: Shahbaz

Sunday, April 06, 2014 - Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that vast opportunities for promotion of livestock and Halal products sectors exist in Punjab. He said that Pakistan can earn huge foreign exchange through increasing exports of Halal products. He welcomed the cooperation of Malaysian group in Halal products.

He expressed these views during a meeting with the delegation of prominent Malaysian group MMC Corporation. The delegation included Chairman MMC Corporation Syed Mukhtar-ul-Bukhari, Regional President for Asia Yahya Idrees, Ali Mehmood and other officials. Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad and Director General LDA were also present on the occasion. MMC Corporation expressed keen interest in enhancing cooperation in Halal products and construction sector in Punjab.

Talking to Malaysian delegation, the Chief Minister said that Punjab is an agrarian province and its economy mostly depends upon agri-products and livestock. He said that Punjab government is taking solid measures for the promotion of Halal products and uplift of livestock sector. He said that there is great potential with regard to Halal products and livestock in Punjab. 

The Chief Minister said that a modern slaughterhouse has been set up at a cost of two billion rupees in Lahore where meat is being provided to the citizens according to hygienic principles and international standard. He said that Punjab government is also paying attention to the exports of Halal products. 

He said that there is great demand of Halal products in Malaysia and Gulf states. Shahbaz Sharif while welcoming the cooperation of Malaysian group in Halal products said that MMC Corporation should also consider the possibility of cooperation with Punjab government in other sectors. He assured that all possible facilities would be provided to the Malaysian group on priority basis.

Chairman MMC Corporation, Syed Mukhtar-ul-Bukhari said that development vision of Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has greatly impressed him and his group will promote cooperation with Punjab government in Halal meat and poultry.


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